Can you feel it?  I can……. despite a ripper snow dump last weekend (well, I do love my skiing), Spring is really only just around the corner.  The daffodils are out.  There is blossom on some of our fruit trees.  The winter vegetables are sprinting to the finish with some added sunshine.  It’s official – Winter is nearly done.

HUGE thanks to everyone who came along to our July market.  There was rain as the stallholders were setting up.  There were some early gusts of wind that had everyone holding on tight to marquees.  And it was cold.  Really cold.  I think we missed the squally storms that hit other areas in the region but there really wasn’t a lot to be excited about.  Except of course for YOU.  We still had some of our very loyal and wonderful customers turning up to do their shopping and support our stallholders.  Thankyou.

The weather forecast for this week’s market is a good one so far….. cross your fingers and toes that it stays that way!  We’ve got some fantastic stallholders coming along.  Our regular “awesome people” – bread, cheese, capers, fudge, muesli, sausages, icecream, cordial, cakes, nuts, honey, Turkish bread…… you know the drill.  But this month we have some new faces – L’amour de la Crepes are back again after nearly a year away from the market scene.  We also have local brewery Social Bandit Brewing coming along with some bottles of beer.

Mark the 24th September into your diary now – we will be celebrating our SEVENTH market birthday!  Exciting times.  We also have a fantastic market planned for 22nd October as we join with the Mansfield Arts Council to celebrate the Spring Arts festival.  There’ll be live music performances, our wonderful food stallholders AND a range of local art stalls.  Definitely one to come along to.

August Stallholder List (current 23/8/2016)

  1. Aintree Almonds
  2. Boonderoo Farm – Bread & pies
  3. Gary’s veggies
  4. Greg’s Seedlings
  5. Howes Creek Farm – terrines / pate / sausages
  6. Jedda’s Garden
  7. Jillicious – cakes and preserves
  8. King Valley Walnuts
  9. L’amour de la crepes – NEW!
  10. Locheilan Cheese
  11. Long Lane Capers
  12. Mansfield Ice-cream
  13. Maindample Imperial Fudge
  14. Mansfield Steiner School – pumpkin pies and soup
  15. Mojo Muesli
  16. Ninn’s Pantry (including King Valley Dairy)
  17. Pasta Adele
  18. Red Elk winery
  19. RenMar Chocolates
  20. Ross Tomatoes
  21. Social Bandit Brewing – NEW!
  22. Swanpool Native Plants
  23. The Produce Store – coffee
  24. Tolmie Gold Saffron
  25. Tolmie plants
  26. Turkish Star Bread
  27. Verduci Produce
  28. Wangandary Olives – NEW!